This shows the constant problems HMRC have with tax evasion in the 21st Century, with the online traders not having a physical premises. However, it shows the power of systems being joined up and identifying risk.
Daniel Waslin, 35, of South Street, Cottingham, ran two online shops selling remote control golf trolleys and garden furniture imported from China, but declared no sales to HMRC. . Waslin made more than £2.6 million between 2010 and 2015 from his UK Leisure World and Active Sport and Leisure stores but evaded paying £323,000 in VAT by not registering with HMRC.Import checks raised suspicions about Waslin’s activities and a full investigation revealed the scale of his crime